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USC's Isaiah Mobley Selected By Cleveland Cavaliers In 2022 NBA Draft, Joins Brother Evan

Jun 23, 2022

USC men's basketball forward Isaiah Mobley was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second-round with the 49th pick of the 2022 NBA Draft held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. today (June 23).

USC has now had at least one player drafted in each of the last five NBA Drafts, one of three schools which can make that claim, along with Duke and Kentucky.  Mobley's brother, Evan, was selected third overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2021 NBA Draft and was voted to the first-team 2022 NBA All-Rookie Team.

The Trojan junior Mobley averaged a team-high 14.2 points and 8.3 rebounds for the 2021-22 Trojans, as well as leading the team with 29 blocks and finishing second in assists with 106 and steals with 24.   Mobley, the 2021-22 USC team MVP, was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference first team and was named honorable mention on the Pac-12 All-Defensive team.  Mobley scored in double-figures 24 times and had eight games with double-digits in rebounds, posting six double-doubles during the 2021-22 campaign.

Mobley helped lead USC to a 26-8 record during the 2021-22 season, tying the school record for wins.  The team finished third in the Pac-12 regular season and advanced to the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

USC's six total selections over the last five NBA Drafts is tied for the seventh-most among all Division I schools and is second among Pac-12 schools, trailing only Arizona's seven picks.  Joining Isaiah Mobley as Trojans selected in the last five NBA Drafts are Evan Mobley (2021 - No. 3 by Cleveland), Onyeka Okongwu (2020 - No. 6 by Atlanta), Kevin Porter Jr. (2019 - No. 30 by Cleveland), De'Anthony Melton (2018 - No. 46 by Houston) and Chimezie Metu (2018 - No. 49 by San Antonio).  These recent USC men's basketball players were part of the 10 Trojans who competed in the NBA during the 2021-22 season: Dewayne Dedmon (Miami), DeMar DeRozan (Chicago), Taj Gibson (New York), Jordan McLaughlin (Minnesota), Melton (Memphis), Metu (Sacramento), Evan Mobley (Cleveland), Okongwo (Atlanta), Kevin Porter Jr. (Houston) and Nikola Vucevic (Chicago).